Home School Resources

by Julie Branstetter, Th.B. Welcome to my home school blog. I have been a 'stay at home mom' from the time I gave birth to my first daughter in 2002. I started homeschooling both of my girls in 2013. I currently home school a 7th grader and a 3rd grader and I also care for a 1 year old at the same time. I am a Christian mom and often find much of my encouragement through my faith. I chose to home school because I believed that my husband and I could provide a better curriculum and learning experience for our children from home. We also value the ability to teach them with Godly perspective. We hope to raise life long eager learners who excel as far as they can and do as well as possible in life. I want to fill this page with home school resources to help you grow a more and more successful home school. Whether you home school or are looking for things to supplement your child's education, you can find things to help you here. Guest posting is always welcomed.

Happy Birthday

January 22, 2015

I am publishing a story written my daughter, Willow Branstetter, so that family and friends may enjoy it.  She has been working on building a creative story with characters and a plot that involves a problem and a resolution.  She was required to use quotation marks and all other punctuation she has learned so far.  She came up with the story on her own and publishing it for her gives her a big sense of accomplishment.  She wants to make a baby book (cardboard book) with this story but I honestly don't know how to do that just yet.  I'll try to do some research.  Here is the final draft that she turned in today.  I helped her find a photo for her cover page.  Click here to download her paper.  It was completed using Microsoft Word.

Enjoy! :)

Planning HS for Multiple Children

September 25, 2014
Planning a homeschool routine when you are homeschooling multiple children

By Sarah at Frugal Fun For Boys

Lately, I’ve had a couple of people ask me how I structure my home school day with four children.  Do I do each subject

separately with each child, and if not, what things do we do together?   I decided that it might be helpful to put my answer into a post.

Now, before I launch into what we do with our home school day, let me point out a couple of things up front!  First, I try to keep a structure going, but sometimes (often?) my house looks like a circus...

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10 Great Math Practice Game Sites

September 25, 2014
by Jimmie Lanley

Online Math Games for Homeschool

Online math games are a fun way to add variety into a living math approach. They can be used as rewards, review, or even an introduction to a new concept, depending on the game. Here are ten of the best math game sites for homeschoolers, arranged in no particular order.

1. Math Game Time

Math Game Time has games for preK to seventh grade. Besides being arranged by grade, games are also arranged in a convenient list of skills such as fractions, probability, m...

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ABC's of ART

September 25, 2014

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Art Owl

September 25, 2014

Have students recreate their own version of this owl with paint, chalk, watercolors, pastels, felt or mixed mediums.
Have them focus on layering lighter colors over the darker colors to create depth and practice smudging pastels to make the feathers looker softer or fuzzy.  You may also show the students how to create a grid over a printed version of this owl and then work on one grid section at a time on their own canvas or sketch paper.

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Little House Lapbook Project

September 25, 2014

by Merissa @ Little House Living

Little House in the Big Woods Printable Lapbook Pages

Lapbooks are a fantastic way to gather information and piece it together for easy learning! They are a great format for themed unit studies because not only are they flexible, but you can make it as simple or as involved as you choose. Lapbooks can cover a wide span of ages from preschool to high school and supplies are minimal and inexpensive! All you need to start is a file folder -  you can even pick...

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Home School Helper

Click here to download this wonderful app used for keeping up with your home school students grades, curriculum, reading logs, field trips and so much more.  It figures up grades for you and emails report cards and progress reports. 

Super affordable and user friendly!  It's my favorite!

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